Reviewer:Dirk D. Anderson
May 29, 2013 Subject:
Whitney's Sanskrit Grammar
Detailed and Exhaustive! Very densely packed; and perhaps, could have been organized better. The detailed Index in the back helps offset, what appears at times to be a certain lack of cohesion.
If you need a Western version of the "Vyakrana Tradition" (Sanskrit Grammar) here you go.
Author was roundly criticized for his critique of Panini's Grammar, which as an oral tradition has lost much in it's present written form.
This Grammar is keyed to Lanmans: "A Sanskrit Reader" and also there is an additional small book that deals with roots and derivatives which is intended to be a supplement to this Grammar.
This book is very difficult but complete and useful as a reference.
Beginners might want to start with a reduced Grammar and save this one for the future.
Modern Students may want something with more of a Computational Linguistics orientation.
I have become accustomed to this book and it is the primary Grammar I use.
It is a Classic in it's field, I will always have a use for it.
September 6, 2012 Subject:
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